Inital comparison D3x - D3 - P45+ at base ISO

Started Dec 20, 2008 | Discussions thread
dchphoto Regular Member • Posts: 381
Re: It is because....

Bernie Ess wrote:

Hans Giersberg wrote:

Like Matt, I'm a little surprised the D3X resolution advantage over
the D3 isn't more apparent.

... because for a given sensor size the quality will hit a kind of
soft brickwall. It will go up a bit, but not that much. I guess if
some day a manufacturer will bring a 28 or 30MP FF DSLR, it will
hardly be better than the D3x or the a900.

Going to a larger format gives much better potential.


If you are limited by the lens, the better sensor offers minimal advantage. Everyone raves about the 24-70 and it is a fine zoom. 90% of the images created on my site were done with it and a Fuji S5. However, the d700 makes short work of it at anything less than 5.6. My 50mm 1.8 is MUCH sharper at 2.8 than is the 24-70 lens. My contention is that the lens is the limiting factor and that is why there is not a more dramatic difference in the two images.

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